I’ve been getting some email and comments from stampers who are having difficulty with their converted stamps sticking onto the clear mount blocks even after following the tutorial and making sure their stamps and clear blocks are clean. A demo. friend of mine (Hi, Jen!) followed my tutorial and was thinking that she did something wrong because her converted stamp wouldn’t stick to her clear block. She sent me a sample of the vinyl she bought and I was surprised and dismayed when I saw what she sent. Her store receipt said that she bought vinyl, but it wasn’t! It’s clear like vinyl but it’s a type of plastic. The store had it labeled wrong! Shame on them!
So I have some ideas to help you get the correct product when you go shopping. When you’re looking at it in the store, fold it back on itself and it should want to lightly stick together. Not as if it were glued together, but it will cling together for a second or two. Vinyl will do that, plastic or whatever this other stuff is won’t. And I’ve recently discovered some vinyl that’s coated to prevent sticking – not what we want.
To further help you find the correct type of vinyl, I’ll send you a 3″ X 6″ sample piece. This is enough vinyl for you to convert 1 or 2 stamps and to also take along with you when you go shopping to make sure you get vinyl and not plastic. To make it even simpler, I now offer it for sale HERE
How to get your sample? Just click on the button below and select U.S. or Canada. I’ll get your sample sent to you within 2 – 3 business days. -Susan